Individual volunteers perform nearly all of ACCA’s work. Work can be scheduled depending on the availability of the volunteer. Many tasks can be done from home and all in-person work occurs in the Annandale/Bailey’s Crossroads area of Fairfax County, Virginia. All clients are screened and referred to ACCA by Social Service agencies.
Critical Volunteer Needs:
Help Needy Families with Finances
Be a Money Captain! This role works with social workers to help needy neighbors pay for housing and other essentials. They arrange for payment of rent, utilities, prescriptions and other needs in accordance with ACCA guidelines. Time commitment for this remote role is one week per quarter. Training is provided, background check required. During that week, up to 8 hours work may be required during normal business hours for email and phone calls. Attendance at an annual meeting is required. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help With Food Deliveries
Be a Food Captain! These volunteers make sure that families in need receive needed groceries on schedule. They coordinate requests for food with drivers to deliver groceries to clients within its service area. Tasks can be done from home. Training is provided. Food captains are asked to work one week per quarter. Contact: email@example.com
Food Delivery Drivers – ACCA is looking for food delivery drivers to deliver food to needy clients within the Annandale/Bailey’s Crossroads area. There is no fixed commitment. Drivers can work weekly or every few weeks or less as it fits their schedules each week. Deliveries are between 1:30 and about 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Drivers receive food referrals from the food captain, contact the client to ensure they will be home, pick up pre-packed food at the pantry, and drive to the client’s residence. The time involved is usually less than an hour.
ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action) seeks a volunteer to serve as the interface between the Development Committee and the board. This person would take a leadership role in cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of fundraising activities and bring recommendations to the Board of policies and strategies formed by the committee. In addition, this individual would provide guidance on current and new fundraising opportunities as well as tracking the ROI on each opportunity and the program as a whole. A background in development is a plus and working with teams is necessary. An added trait, but also not a requirement, would be a person who enjoys building relationships to help us develop connections with potential funders. There is no set time commitment for the role and some periods will be busier than others. All volunteers work remotely; we communicate mostly through email and the team would speak via conference call once or twice a month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ACCA seeks a volunteer to help research potential grant opportunities and write and submit applications. We’re looking for someone who can identify new grant opportunities through online research, as well as write and assemble applications. A background specifically in grant writing isn’t required, though experience with writing, research, and working with teams is necessary. There is no set time commitment for the role. All volunteers work remotely; we communicate mostly through email and the team speaks by phone for about 1-2 hours every month. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Work with Children
The Child Development Center needs preschool classroom aides, library assistants, story time leaders, office assistants, facilities assistants. Interested? Visit the CDC website and submit the form.
Pick up and Deliver Furniture
Help is needed to pick up household items from donors, organize the warehouse, and deliver needed items to families. The items might include beds, chairs, sofas, tables and other items that will make life more comfortable for the families. Work takes place on Saturday mornings. Register now.
Help Immigrant Families
Neighbor to Neighbor is an outreach ministry primarily working with recently arrived Afghan families to help adults with English, computer skills, and resume review as well as with children on homework, educational games, crafts, and stories. Sessions take place on 2 Saturday mornings each month. Volunteers are needed to help with adults and children and also to provide transportation and setup help. Fill out this volunteer interest form and a member of our planning team will be in touch soon.
We partner with the Shepherd Center of Annandale/Springfield to provide critical transportation. We urgently need volunteer drivers who drive local seniors in Annandale, Springfield, and sections of Alexandria to medical appointments during the week and grocery shopping on weekends. Even if you have a limited amount of time to volunteer, this is a wonderful way to touch the lives of people who desperately need this service. You determine when, where, and how often you drive.
Telephone: 703-941-1419 Hours: 10 AM – 1 PM, M-F
For Information on the above or any other ACCA Volunteer Role, please complete this form:
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Each year, ACCA awards college scholarships to high school seniors with disabilities. Scholarship Committee members set up the scholarship and choose the recipient.
Home Repair/Rebuilding Together
Volunteers help with painting, carpentry, yard work and other home maintenance tasks. House captains must be familiar with building trades. Volunteers also provide lunch and snacks. The work is usually scheduled on the last Saturday in April. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruiters are needed to publicize the walk and coordinate the walkers. Volunteers also needed to prepare and serve snacks and help with registration one weekend in October. Contact: email@example.com